Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ayatullah Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah issues a fatwawawa on domestic violence. He categorically rules against violence by men against women, and rules against rebuking of women by men. He also permitted the woman to use violence against the man in self-defense. His entire ruling, however, can't be said to be feminist because he interprets the Qur'anic wilayah (guardianship) of males over females to assign a "responsibility" of the man in "managing the domestic household."